Jocelyn Sears

Jocelyn Sears is a staff researcher for, a poet, and a dog enthusiast. She is strongly in favor of the Oxford comma.

13 Trailblazing Facts About Kamala Harris
Why Does Santa Claus Come Down the Chimney?
5 Very Early Stories About American Women and Voting
9 Facts About Jeannette Rankin, the First Woman Elected to Congress
23 Funny Historical Letters to Santa
20 Amazingly Valuable Thrift Store Finds
9 Facts About Frances Perkins, the First Female Cabinet Member
13 Questionable Weight-Loss Products From History
9 Facts About Pioneering Lawyer and Activist Belva Lockwood
7 Facts About Bertha Knight Landes, First Female Mayor of a Major American City
9 Facts about Bibb County, Alabama
Why Women Couldn’t Wear Pants on the Senate Floor Until 1993
14 Vintage Ads Featuring Ronald Reagan
9 Facts You Should Know About Maggie Hassan
9 Things You Might Not Know About Catherine Cortez Masto
16 Things You Might Not Know About Tammy Duckworth
8 Odd Beauty Standards in Turn-of-the-Century Photographs
7 Photographic Tricks, Hoaxes, and Fads Before Photoshop
How Photo Retouching Worked Before Photoshop
The Second Largest Religion in Each State
How 30 Chicago Streets Got Their Names
Behind the Magic: 15 Secrets of Disney Park Characters
How Nashville's Neighborhoods Got Their Names


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